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The Green Knight (Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton)

  • 13-02-2020 9:24pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 9,577 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    What is this? Where did it come from? Why is it so ominous?




    I mean like.. seems to be in the King Arthur universe.. I'm seeing the word Arthurian used in a few places.

    Was that a giants hand?! :eek:

    but anyhow..

    That's like:
    - Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, Chappi and more)
    - Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and more)
    - Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty, Bright and more)

    Also Ireland's Barry Keoghan!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,721 ✭✭✭✭ bnt


    It’s based on the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, if that’s any help. This also has Ralph Ineson as the titular knight, and the director is David Lowery.

    Parvi enim sunt foris arma, nisi est consilium domi.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,570 ✭✭✭ irish_stevo815


    Some of this was filmed in my local town (Cahir Castle, Tipperary) and have been waiting to see what came of it.

    Could be interesting with the Game of Thrones/Night King vibes


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,201 ✭✭✭ p to the e


    "Honour" with no "u" and "Summer" with no capital "S". Disgusting.

    This looks amazing. I'm getting a kind of "Pan's Labyrinth" vibe off of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,213 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    Some of this was filmed in my local town (Cahir Castle, Tipperary) and have been waiting to see what came of it.

    is that the Burren in the trailer as well?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    That looks gorgeous, the locations really adding that dreamlike, mythical feel. Wonder will that stretch to the plot itself. Is this a local production or just Irish locations?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,966 ✭✭✭ homerun_homer


    This looks great, a little tv quality in parts but the tone and the cast and the fact it was filmed here has me very interested. Thankfully it's the reliable A24.


  • Registered Users Posts: 974 ✭✭✭ Psychiatric Patrick


    I don't do trailers as they spoil movies but Lowrey and a King Arthur story is enough said.

    Been looking forward to this.

    Just curious though (and I have Googled but fnd no answer) if there has been any controversy over the casting a man of Indian descent in the role of a white man? (yesI know it is all made up ;))

    Or his there evidence that non-whites were living in Britain at the time this movie is set?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    This kinda disappeared from the schedules for the longest time; A24 has finally given it a release date ... July 30, 2021 in cinemas. I think that's a US release, so not sure about this side of the pond.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,773 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy




  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Still looks quite mythic. Looking forward to it. Hopefully, the metrics of success are low for the studio 'cos notwithstanding the setting, this kind of film feels like a total throwback.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,773 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    pixelburp wrote: »
    Still looks quite mythic. Looking forward to it. Hopefully, the metrics of success are low for the studio 'cos notwithstanding the setting, this kind of film feels like a total throwback.

    Yeah, I'm really liking it for that reason. As someone said in the YT comments, it's refreshing to see a modern Arthurian/medieval film do something other than trying to be a LOTR knock-off.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Mr Crispy wrote: »
    Yeah, I'm really liking it for that reason. As someone said in the YT comments, it's refreshing to see a modern Arthurian/medieval film do something other than trying to be a LOTR knock-off.

    Or, indeed, be directed by Guy Ritchie :D This seems to be properly tapping into the inherent weirdness of the folklore


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,598 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    filmed in Tipp, though 1:18 looks like obligatory shot of Coillte forest Wicklow

    A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul. - Colette Colfer



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,175 ✭✭✭ Sanjuro


    Remember seeing the production down in Wicklow back before the dark times of Coronavirus. Big fan of David Lowery. Really looking forward to this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,201 ✭✭✭ p to the e


    Really excited for this one. "Pan's Labyrinth" crossed with "Excalibur".


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,936 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Is it getting a cinema release?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,003 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    This is crappy: pulled from UK (and by extension) Irish release schedules just two weeks before release. THR reporting it could be going straight to streaming, with uncertainty about the COVID shitshow in the UK also cited as a likely factor in the sudden change. Things ain't back to normal yet.




  • Registered Users Posts: 13,314 ✭✭✭✭ Loafing Oaf


    What's the rationale here? They're afraid people won't come to the cinema in numbers even if they are in theory open without restriction?



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,003 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    All speculation here, but I reckon the distributor was left with a film they didn't quite know what to do with - and any uncertainty about cinemas in the UK was a good excuse to change plans. The distributor in question (Entertainment) is an odd one at the best of times, so they'd likely find an offer from a streaming platform to take the film off their hands hard to resist.

    But we'll see - could just be a temporary delay.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,773 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    Ahh ffs. Was literally just talking to a friend today about going to see this when it opened.



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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Ah shíte, that's nonsense. It looks spectacularly cinematic, do hopefully just a delay cos it looks made for the big screen. Maybe distributors are trying to maximise revenue with Sure Things , given the climate?



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,003 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    A little more reporting by the trades on this one suggests it was in fact a COVID-related decision, due to the UK's surging cases. Alas, Ireland caught up in the 'Freedom Day' fallout.

    https://variety.com/2021/film/global/green-knight-uk-release-date-pulled-1235025640/



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,773 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    To make it even more irksome, the first reviews I've seen have been great. 🙄 Is there still a chance this could be picked up by somewhere like the IFI even if it doesn't get a general release?



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,003 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    It depends. The IFI and Light House would of course likely show it if it got a limited release as opposed to a general one, but that would still require the distributor to actually release it.

    Individual cinemas wouldn't pick up a film if it doesn't have a distributor - they never showed Snowpiercer, for example, while that was stuck in distribution limbo. I'd imagine if the current distributor drops it (unlikely) it would either be picked up by someone else or sold to a streaming platform. But based on current info we just need to wait until Entertainment bothers to give it a release date one of these months.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,987 ✭✭✭ haphaphap


    very good atmospheric movie.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,671 ✭✭✭ McDermotX



    Streamed screening next week for one night only, US of course, though there are ways around that. 20 bucks.

    Hardly the platform it deserves, but an option for some.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,687 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    What a dumb move. Streamed for one night, pirated forever.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,201 ✭✭✭ p to the e


    I've no problem pirating movies but this one I'm determined to see in the cinema.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,773 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    And bizarrely, A24 have now decided that all the usual VOD platforms will have it a solitary day later. I'd be annoyed had I coughed up for their "exclusive" but time-limited screening, only to find that I could pay less to watch it at my leisure a day later.



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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Usual as in Netflix or Amazon or we talking the likes of Mubi?



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